A raid involving undercover police officers has ended with another Knoxville business closed. The latest so-called "nuisance raid" happened Wednesday evening at Quik Stop Mart on Magnolia Avenue in East Knoxville.
KPD says it caught the business selling synthetic marijuana despite a state law that makes it a felony.
"The investigation started in May and we made five separate purchases using undercover agents of synthetic marijuana from the employees of the Quik Stop," said Assistant District Attorney General Sean McDermott.
The Quik Stop's owner has a right to a hearing within five days. However, if the court sides with the DA's office, the store will remain closed permanently.
This closure was the 26th similar closure. In each case, KPD and the district attorney's office use what's called the nuisance law.
We first started hearing about that law back in 2010 when authorities shut down the Orange Bar on Clinton Highway after they say they found people selling cocaine and prescription pills.